The whole world is fighting the pandemic coronavirus which has gotten worse in certain areas across the world. Situations are looking grave in China, Italy, Spain while it has just set in India. Former India cricketer and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has urged people to draw lessons from Test cricket to fight against coronavirus.
India have been vigilant in its efforts to battle the deadly virus and has experienced just over 200 cases and 5 deaths so far. The Indian government has suspended all visas till April 15 and stopped international flights altogether till March 31. The sports have also taken a step back, as BCCI suspended all domestic cricket including the IPL for time being, with an eye for avoiding mass gathering of people.
Many notable personalities have taken up the duties to spread awareness in fighting the pandemic. Sachin Tendulkar has been spreading awareness about this deadly virus by sharing videos of how to maintain proper hygiene by showing how to wash hands properly and other must-do activities. He even urged to draw lessons from Test cricket in his latest column for the TOI, in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.
“Cricket is a unique sport. There has been much debate about the relevance of Test Cricket in the fast-paced T20 world. While the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, this is probably the time for all of us to draw lessons from the grand old format of the game,” wrote Tendulkar.
Furthermore, Sachin Tendulkar noted that Test cricket teaches everyone to be patient. It rewards you when respect something that is dangerous and stay patient for some time. He said that the pandemic is something he hasn’t ‘seen anything like this’.
“Test cricket is about staging comebacks. There is always a second inning if you’ve missed the first one. Different countries are at different stages of their fight against coronavirus. But with a positive mindset, all of them can overcome this pandemic in their own ways,” he further wrote.